A multi-colored knitting technique with origins in the Scottish Shetland Islands, Fair Isle knits are known for their many variations and intricate patterns. Fair Isle has become a seasonal pattern choice, especially for ski wear and is the perfect cozy way to embrace the snowy weather instead of resorting to a thin or plain cardigan.
Kaitlin styled her Fair Isle cardigan with a neutral pair of corduroy pants that add texture and warmth to the look. Her bright red nail polish is a great holiday color choice that really stands out from the rest of the outfit. The silver cable bracelet is an accessory staple due to its timeless appeal and simple elegance. Understated accessories, like the cable bracelet or a simple turquoise stone necklace are best for styling a Fair Isle piece so that the cardigan is center stage.
While many may write off Fair Isle as kitschy or over the top, there are plenty of types that are definitely meant to be worn non-ironically. For neutral colors that can be worn with anything, ChicWish’s snowflake cardigan is gray and white with a comfortable wide cut. Pretty Vacant's cream-colored cardigan has classic Holiday red in its pattern as well as reindeer and a flattering shawl collar. If you want the pattern without the weight of a chunky knit, Vancl’s cardigan is lighter and also has a less oversized fit.